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Adelaide, SA 5000
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Pin Balls machines at a live music venue? Might take you by surprise but that's the deal at Jive. A former theater it went through a metamorphosis from being nightclub to a strip joint to a live music venue. The architectural design of the theater makes it easier for the performers to be seen by the audience. Jive is mostly frequented by college students as a hangout out joint after an exam or a game of football. The bar has a multitude of spirits locked up waiting to be released into shiny glasses.
Fowler's Live is one of the very well known live music centers in Adelaide. Initially a flour factory, this live entertainment venue has risen to the upper echelons of the music world in a short time. Complete with parking, security staff, a performing platform, light and sound facilities and a comfy ambiance, it's an ideal stop for all performers who come to Adelaide. Check website for event schedules and timings.
A member based community arts organization, aimed at encouraging community cultural development, Nexus Multicultural Arts Center offers regular performing arts programs and exhibitions. Supporting and promoting artists of culturally diverse backgrounds, a world music concert is held on the last Friday of each month and world jam sessions on the second Friday of the month. There is a cabaret space and a gallery, which are often hired out to members and other arts organizations.
Once you visit The Underground, you will not want to come out. The place is buzzing with activity, with a plethora of bands playing their heart out. Stuff like heavy death metal, rock and punk are commonplace here. So if that's your cup of tea, do make sure you give Underground a try. Call for event schedules.
As an adjunct to the Media Resource Centre, the Mercury Cinema screens a fascinating selection of specialist films. Every Monday there is a Cinematech presentation of films featuring some of the great directors or performers such as Kurosawa and Dietrich. Selected short films and student productions are also highlighted. On most Thursdays the curator in residence presents four or five theme-based films. Different groups may hire the cinema so it is often possible to view a season of Indian or other cultural productions for example.
Having a capacity to hold around 350 people, the Higher Ground Theatre is a perfect venue for concerts and theater events, workshops and business conferences. The dimensions of this versatile hall, which is located inside the Higher Ground, can be altered depending on the event. So much for being multi-faceted!
This is one of Adelaide's most prestigious galleries. A visit to this arts and cultural center is a must for anyone interested in local contemporary art with a difference. Walk through the exhibition space, which is regularly filled with exciting and distinctive work by local artists; craft, sculpture, metalwork, ceramics and design. The store strives for perfection with most of the work clean line and design oriented.
Published Arthouse is located in the city’s Central Business District. The eclectic vibe at this underground gallery mirrors Adelaide’s street culture. This 600 square-meter (6458 square-foot) space was formerly a publishing house that turned entertainment venue. It hosts concerts, film festivals, art exhibitions and private functions. Admire the graffiti masterpieces on their walls that form a unique backdrop to special events.
A zine shop and venue on Peel Street, the Format Collective heralds the idea of a leisure space where you can spend some time after work in company of like minded creative people. This unique venture was initiated by a group of young artists, musicians and writers, who organize art exhibitions and live music events regularly within this small and intimate shop. The venue also hosts works of local as well as national art and musical talents during their annual festival held at the end of September. Stop by for a drink and go through the zines that are published here every month.
Set in the historic sandstone surroundings of the city's main railway station, Adelaide Casino makes a journey to the gaming tables easy. Roll the dice, draw an ace or spin the wheel - most gambling is catered for here with around 70 tables and 750 gaming machines. With bands, bars and dining, it offers an all round entertainment venue. Choose from one of fabulous restaurants and wine and dine in their classy premises. The minimum age for patrons is 18 and dress codes apply. Carefree valet parking is available.
A former 100 year old Gothic architecture went through a series of changes and finally emerged as The Promethean; a live music venue. The colors and the richness of the era gone by has been very well maintained and preserved. Various art events and live performances adorn the venue, and you can catch some of the best names in the music industry here. Don't the fooled by the quaint setting, The Promethean has state-of-the-art sound and lighting, which only enhances the performances. The venue is open for business from Wednesdays to Sundays. Check website for schedules.
A major landmark in central Adelaide, the Festival Centre is South Australia's premier theatre complex and home of the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Set on the banks of picturesque River Torrens, this splendid arts center comprises a full proscenium arch Festival Theatre (The), an intimate playhouse, a versatile studio theater, an open-space performance venue, a bistro, a late-night bar and gallery space. The complex lies in close proximity to Skycity Adelaide Casino, Parliament House and the central railway station; and is just a stone's throw away from the city's major shopping precinct, Rundle Mall. Check the website for information on tours of the venue and more.